I just received my uarm swift and wanted to do a quick demo. I had a quick look over the docs and it seemed to be based on simple ideas (Serial connection via cable or BT, G-code protocol).
However, until now, I have had minimal success in effectively talking to the device. Here is what I have done:
Try to pair the UArm via onboard bluetooth FAIL. The uarm seems to only be responding to the BT dongle.
Plugged the BT dongle in, installed FTDI drivers, succesfully recognised as serial port, started putty, connected to COM4 (this is the name the FTDI bridge assumes on my machine) at 115200. FAIL. I am getting a black window and no signs of comms.
Unplugged the BT dongle, connected the uArm to the computer via the USB cable. It was recognised as COM5, started putty on COM5 at 115200, I am getting basic status messages: @1 @5 V1 (etc) but no joy when trying to send data to the uArm.
I am now trying to download the uArm studio, which really, I would not like to do since most of my work is about using the uArm via serial.
It is such a simple idea, just connect on the serial and start sending commands, I am not really sure where I am going wrong, any ideas?
All the best
EDIT: Uarm Studio Stuck indefinitely in VC redist installation…
EDIT: Uarm Studio jumped to the “finish installation” screen after trying to restart. Installation finished. Cannot see the device whether via USB cable or BT dongle. Have tried restarting.